During a recent gathering to honor area veterans, Stark Village School principal, Shelli Roberts welcomed all in attendance with a heartfelt thank you to the veterans. Kelly Jewell, primary grades teacher, read a poem entitled "I am a Veteran."
The veterans were then treated to a rendition of "The Vowel Song" by the Kindergarten students holding "vowel cards." The first, second and third graders entertained the audience with "Bye, Bye, Bully Song" with dance movements. They also sang "America" and recited a poem to letters spelling out United States.
Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students recited the poems, "Our Flag," "The Flag I Love" and "Freedom's Flag." They also sang "Stars and Stripes and Eagles Fly." The teachers joined in with "Proud to be an American" and all joined in for "The National Anthem."
At the end of the tribute, students were presented with pencils and National Guard Coins by Specialist Darrel Higgins.